Innovate Your Business (IYB) is a programme offering one-to-one support to the wider SME businesses base throughout the Highlands and Islands.
Support through IYB takes the form of guidance from the supplier on a range of issues related to business innovation. These areas could include, but are not limited to, how to structure a project, finding collaborators, marketing and commercialisation, IP considerations and securing funding to take innovation projects forward.
A large part of the work will be delivering one-to-one support. Businesses can benefit from up to a maximum of 2 days’ worth of support, although not all will require this. It is expected that a proportion of businesses will benefit from ‘advanced one-to-one’ (i.e. greater than 4 hours) support.
In addition to one-to-one support, a number of one-to-many events will be held. As well as directly supporting clients, the supplier will also have responsibility for reporting to the HIE innovation team on activity and will also be expected work closely with HIE and our marketing supplier(s) to promote the programme to relevant audiences.
The deadline for tender submissions is 12 noon on 4th March 2019.
Find out more here.
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